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VITRAN Buses Will Keep Running On Island Streets Without Passengers Until May 8

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is advising the public that they will continue to see buses on roadways in the coming week, as the bus operator training has been extended until May 8.

The department previously notified the community that while VITRAN’s Fixed Route service remains suspended, the Mass Transit Bus Operator training would require buses to traverse roadways starting from April 20.

Although VITRAN will continue to provide ADA Paratransit services to passengers traveling for dialysis and medical care, the department was forced to suspend its Fixed Route transportation services territory-wide, to protect its passengers and employees from the potential exposure to COVID-19.

The department is urging the community to take personal responsibility and practice good hygiene to reduce their risk of contracting and/or spreading the coronavirus.

For more information on COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus, please visit the USVI Department of Health’s website, doh.vi.gov/coronavirus  or text COVID19USVI to 888777. Follow DPW on Facebook @usvidpw and @vitranusvi. You can also log on to dpw.vi.gov and www.vitranvi.com to stay abreast of all things V.I. Public Works. 

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